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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1962.33

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Howland, Thomas (Maker, Attributed to)

Place Made: USA: MA, New Bedford

Date Made: c. 1800

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle, two drive wheels. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Two posts inserted through table hold a support beam. On the support beam are two wheels. Posts adjust so that supporting beam can be raised and lowered. The large accelerating wheel has four spokes; rim has two grooves and is constructed in four sections. The small drive wheel also has four spokes. Spindle is located on opposite end of support beam. Handle is attached to accelerating wheel.

Subject:
Spinning-wheel; Spinning--Hand--Spinning wheel, spindle

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